Top 5 Nutritional Apps
Nutritional apps are everywhere at the minute, whether you’re a health nut or a couch potato trying to change your eating habits, everyone seems to be turning to their devices for help along the way. So we went out and rounded up our Top 5 Nutritional Apps to help you chose the right one for you.
The famous Calorie Counter app helps users log their meals and measure caloric intake against their weight loss/gain goals. It is regularly updated with exercise tips, recipe ideas and health information.
The real power behind MyFitnessPal lies in it’s gigantic food database, the world’s largest. The app lets you search for the foods you’ve eaten and logs the exact levels of calories, macronutrients and micronutrients in your food. It also features the handy barcode scanner to make finding your food within the database even easier.
Our Business Executive Alex had a nice big fry-up this morning, perhaps he should have a light lunch!
Counting calories is only one way to stay in shape (and a particularly boring one at that) so MyFitnessPal also lets users log their fitness activity and see how many calories you burned, set yourself weight goals and save your favourite recipes.
With a peerless database and a great user experience, it’s hard to rival MyFitnessPal as a fitness tracker.
Set up by Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong Foundation, My Plate offers a much more personal experience to calorie tracking and fitness, with handy a workout programme from celebrity trainer Nicky Hollander and personalised meal plans from nutritionist Keri Gassman.
My Plate also gives you daily nutrition goals on charts, and motivation and tips to help you with along the way.
If you feel like you need extra boost to achieve your fitness goals, My Plate could be the app of choice. With the whole nutrition and fitness package, it’s certainly worth a download.
3) FoodSwitch UK
Available on: iOS, Android
Supported by the British Heart Foundation, The University of Oxford and Nuffield Health, the FoodSwitch UK app gives users insight into what they’re eating, in simple to understand terms.
The app features a food database with over 80,000 food and drinks listed, FoodSwitch highlights if your food choices – especially prepared ready meals – are dangerously high in fat, sugar or salt. All you have to do is scan the product’s barcode and it’ll display nutritional information and suggest healthier options.
Save you favourite foods to your in app shopping list, share your find on social media, and be sure to take advantage of the tailored Salt Swap feature if you’re looking to reduce your salt intake.
It’s as easy as pie, (or perhaps a crustless quiche).
4) Runtastic Nutrition Quiz
Available on: iOS, Android
I’m sure if you pay any attention to the news, or the internet, that you’ll have heard countless food myths going round. It seems we’re always being told to stay away from certain things like sugar, to eat more greens, and get in on the juicing trend. But with so much going around, it hard to know what is actually true, and that’s where Runtastic’s app comes in to play Sherlock.
Runstastic’s Nutrition Quiz is different to the other apps on the list, as it’s a quiz! Who doesn’t love a quiz?
Uncover the truth behind all those health myths going around, and learn the facts of fitness and nutrition.
Then test your knowledge in the quiz section; this app has loads of valuable and practical advice for its users.
Available on: Android, iOS
If you’re serious about keeping track of your nutrients and vitamins, then this app is for you.
Keep track of all your foods nutrient and vitamin content in your own personal Food Journal, and save your favourites.
The database in this app really takes some beating, and with the added bonus of the Category Selector vegetarians or vegans can hide the irrelevant categories such as meat or dairy.
Foodle is a must have for the serious nutritionist.
So, there you have it, Rollers Top 5 Nutrition Apps. We’re sure you’re going to love them too.
We know that the mHealth industry is booming, particularly in the fitness and nutrition area. If you’re looking to get in on the action with a new nutrition app, or if you’ve got an idea for a new fitness tool, get in touch with us today. We’d love to get involved.